University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
Pope Francis and the New Evangelization
- Robert Barron, University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
Fr. Robert Barron
(Rector, Mundelein Seminary/University of Saint Mary of the Lake; founder, Word on Fire)
Cosponsored by Word on Fire
In this lecture, Fr. Robert Barron discussed how to put faith into action in today’s increasingly secular world. With Pope Francis as a model of how to present “the joy of the Gospel,” Barron argued that Catholics have a duty to awaken the faith of the baptized and bring back those who have drifted. While the message has remained unchanged since the first century, Catholics are called to share the beauty, goodness, and truth of the faith with new ardor, new expressions, and new methods that will reach the disenchanted and bring people closer to Christ and to his Church.
Robert Barron is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Rector of the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate from the Institut Catholique de Paris and is author of many books, including And Now I see: A Theology of Transformation, and Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and The Priority of Christ: Toward a Post-Liberal Catholicism. Fr. Barron is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a media group dedicated to the new evangelization, and creator and host of “Catholicism,” a ten-part documentary on the Catholic faith.